Susan R. McAuliffe | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Susan R. McAuliffe

Counsel Global Regulatory

McAuliffe Susan

Susan R. McAuliffe
McAuliffe Susan
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With over 30 years of experience, Susan McAuliffe anticipates client business needs and advocates effectively with regulators to find workable solutions.

Susan represents a wide range of transportation and manufacturing businesses in safety and environmental matters before federal and state agencies, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

She helps clients respond to agency investigations, understand and comply with regulatory requirements, and participate productively in rule making and other government proceedings. She routinely advises companies on motor vehicle regulatory matters, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) issues, NHTSA and EPA reporting obligations, and EPA emission standards. Susan has assisted clients in high-profile compliance matters including the Takata airbag recall, and has conducted comprehensive TREAD Act compliance audits. She is also well-versed in agency confidentiality proceedings, including advancing client confidentiality claims.

Representative experience

Advise transportation sector clients on safety reporting obligations, including auditing client practices and recommending compliance improvements.
Assist automakers in responding to NHTSA information requests and investigations on numerous vehicle safety and compliance issues.
Counsel automotive and technology companies regarding motor vehicle regulatory requirements and developments, including initiatives related to autonomous vehicles.
Help nonroad equipment makers navigate EPA's engine emission rules, including seeking exemption under EPA's equipment manufacturer transition program.


  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1988
  • B.A., Connecticut College, magna cum laude, 1982
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Association


Transport: Rail and Road (Regulation)

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